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My favourite horror movies

I would like to start this blog post with a note, which is that I won’t be posting a weekly blog post anymore but once every two weeks. If you follow my blog then you might notice that I haven’t managed to post weekly, just because university is a lot of work and I have less time. But you can expect to still find a blog post once every two weeks

Now onto the fun part, starting with the fact that’s it’s October and we only have 26 days left till Halloween! Now I am from the Netherlands, where Halloween officially isn’t a thing, but it has become more and more popular over the years. I’ve celebrated Halloween annually for quite some years now, which also includes watching horror movies. I am a horror fan, so the dawn of October is the perfect excuse for rewatching all my favourite horror movies. Let me inspire you with some personal and possibly unknown favourites.

The skeleton key

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Source: Wikipedia

This movie starring Kate Hudson never got much attention or praise, which I find unfair. Now I have to admit that not all the critics and reviews were positive, but personally, it’s my favourite movie.

This movie tells the story of Caroline who starts a new job as a nurse to a terminally ill man, Ben, who lives with his wife Violet. She receives a skeleton key, which opens all the doors in the house but the attic. As you can expect the plot has something to do with this attic and some hoodoo is involved. It’s terrifying but brilliant, trust me.

The silence of the lambs

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This movie doesn’t have the jump scares you sometimes want in a horror movie, but it sure is unsettling. It’s an older movie, 1991 to be precise, so don’t expect too much from the visuals.

The movie tells the story of Clarice, an FBI trainee, who talks to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, an imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer, to get advice on finding another serial killer Buffalo Bill. You’ve probably heard about this movie before, but if you haven’t seen it then you should now, it’s a work of art.

Let the right one in

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Source: New York Times

You may think vampires are lame after Twilight, but this Swedish masterpiece is completely different. I believe this movie is not so much scary as an artistic masterpiece.

You will follow Oskar, who develops a friendship with his neighbour Eli, who isn’t what he thinks she is. Spoiler, she’s a vampire. But the movie is not so much about that, but more about the underlying message of two lonely souls connecting. Watch it, do it in Swedish, and stay away from the American remake Let me in.

Cabin in the woods

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Source: Steam

I wouldn’t necessarily say this is the scariest movie ever, but it sure has a surprising end. This movie starts out as a really cliché ‘Teens go to a cabin in the woods and all die’ story, but it ends in a way you could never predict.

I remember being in shock the entire second half of the film and just loved how quick this movie went from ‘boring and cliche’ to ‘what am I even looking at’.

So, are you going to watch any of these videos? I will for sure be rewatching some of them. What are your favourite horror movies? I still need some inspiration to get through October so please help me out

23 gedachten over “My favourite horror movies

  1. Great list.. Need to check out Let the right one in. Silence of the lambs is undoubtedly topclass…. I recently did a post of book adaptations which were better than the books… Silence of the lambs obviously made it to my list… Check it out here –

    1. I will definitely check out that list!

  2. These are some great choices! I love Cabin in the Woods especially the twist at the end, and Silence of the Lambs is a classic. I haven’t seen the Skeleton Key but it sounds like my kind of horror movie. I saw the American remake Let me In but wasn’t overall impressed with it – I’ll give the original a try though.

    1. I definitely think the original is better, but you should always see for yourself of course 🙂

      1. Usually the way with remakes isn’t it? Especially from the horror genre.

      2. I couldn’t agree more

  3. Thanks for sharing, I honestly get super freaked out by scary movies but always watch a few in October. Have you ever seen the Orphan? That one terrified me.

    1. I havent’t actually but I do mean to this October, it sure sounds scary

  4. I liked The Cabin the the Woods and the Skeleton Key. I’ll have to check out Let the Right One In… subtitles of course!

    1. Of course! I do not speak Swedish myself either

  5. I haven’t watched a horror in the ver 20 years! I hate them and hate feeling scared or anxious so I’ll just read reviews haha

    Great post!

    1. Thank you!! Horror movies aren’t for everyone, but I’ll make a list of my other favourite movies some day 😉

  6. This is a great list, cabin in the woods would be my favorite from the list but there are so many you can’t just pick one lol

    1. I know right! and I hope to discover even more this October 🙂

  7. Let the Right One In is one of my favourite horror films too! It’s just so good! I’m not really into horror movies as such but there are some that you just have to watch!

    1. I couldn’t agree more, some classics are great even when you’re not into very scary movies

  8. I loved silence of the lambs. It’s one of those movies that plays with your psyche. It’s still an oldie but goodie.

  9. I’ve seen all of these but my favorite on this list is probably the Skeleton Key. I recommend Hocus Pocus and the Witches, a must for me every year. 😊

    1. Hocus Pocus is really fun as well, indeed

  10. Interesting post! Now I am not going to watch any of these..I can’t watch horror..How you people even manage to watch, I really don’t know but I guess I have a weak heart.
    Neways this was a helpful post for me..All the best with your university work..Will wait for your next post.💕💕

    1. Thank you so much! I see horror isn’t for everyone, luckily there are plenty of other fun movies to watch during October 🙂

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